Kent

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aylesford A formal pump at Trinity Court, Aylesford, Kent, in fair condition and spoilt only by the later addition of a mains tap. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul.

Markings: "Rd. WELLS, 4 OLD St. ROAD, LONDON".

Manufacturer: Richard Wells, 4, Pump Row, Old Street Road, Shoreditch - although he might just have been the installer.

bearsted An ancient pump at Bearsted, Kent. Thanks to Paul Snelling for the photos. Nearby there's a plaque which reads: bearsted
 Heritage Year 1975
ROUNDWELL PUMP
This Pump was set on an old well
circa 1800 and was until 1926
the only water supply
in this part of Bearsted
Markings: None other.

Manufacturer: Unk.

benenden The Queen's Well at Benenden, Kent. Thanks to Paul Snelling for the photos. There's not much of the mechanism visible within the rustic wooden casing, although the lead spout and rusty handle fulcrum are still evident. The stone at the front records the provision of the well (by Lord Cranbrook) to mark Queen Victoria's Jubilee, and is inscribed: benenden benenden
 1837
THE
QUEEN'S
WELL
1887
Markings: None other.

Manufacturer: Unk.

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In the churchyard at Birling, Kent. It's in a generally poor state with a cracked pump top. In fact, as of July 2011, the pump head has disappeared - thanks to Paul Snelling for reporting this sad event.

Markings: There's a maker's plate on the front, but it's badly corroded.

Manufacturer: Unk.

brasted An imposing specimen on the green at Brasted, Kent, identical to pumps at Hampton Court Palace (East Molesey, Surrey); Esher, Surrey; Cranfield, Beds; Stalbridge, Dorset; and Ipplepen, Devon. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: It's a "No. 15 Enriched Gothic Pump Case" made by S. Owens & Co., of London.

bridge, 2016 A chain pump at Bridge, Kent. Thanks to Duncan Harrington for the photos.

Markings: A Flag and "PARAGON".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.
bridge, 2016

canterbury This one's 15ft up a wall in the middle of Canterbury, Kent. On closer inspection it's clearly a model and it turns out that there's a long history of a "Red Well" or a "Red Pump Well" in the vicinity.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.
canterbury

chartham hatch Skeletal subterranean pump at Chartham Hatch, Kent. The plank is inscribed with "EIIR 1977".

Markings: None except for the number "50" on both faces of the counterweight [cf Terrington, N. Yorks, where a very similar counterweight carries the number "30", and one at Blackmore End, Essex, with a "40"].

Manufacturer: Unk.
chartham hatch

Cobham, Kent See separate page.

crouch, 2015 A single throw flywheel pump under renovation near Crouch, Kent. Thanks to Ben for the photos.

Markings: The flywheel carries the name "WEEKS & PETMAN MAID...".

Manufacturer: Weeks & Petman of Maidstone.
crouch, 2015

Dymchurch, Kent See separate page.

egerton Small pump with massive trough at Egerton, Kent. Photo supplied by Mike Tovey - thanks, Mike.

Markings: Lion.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

Faversham, Kent See separate page.

goathurst common, 2017 A flywheel & crank pump at Goathurst Common, Kent. Thanks to Keith Sharp for the photos. A notice inside the shelter reads: goathurst common, 2017
GOATHURST COMMON
BUILT 1901 DEPTH 190 feet
Restored 1994
Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk, but the pump has an identical frame to one at nearby Ide Hill, Kent.

goudhurst A barrel pump at Goudhurst, Kent, set up as a garden water feature. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul.

Markings: "P".

Manufacturer: Trademark used by Puteus of Germany.

Headcorn, Kent See separate page.

horsmonden Sprivers Gardens, a National Trust property nr Horsmonden, Kent. Photograph supplied by Dave Harris - thanks, Dave.

Markings: Some very nice detail on the spout, but none other visible in the photo.

Manufacturer: Unk.
norsmonden

ide hill, 2016 Just the frame and the operating rod is all that remains above ground of this single throw flywheel and crank pump at Ide Hill, Kent. Thanks to Keith Sharp for the photos. A plaque reads: ide hill, 2016 ide hill, 2016
The Ide Hill Village Well

In 1899 there was a great drought,
existing small wells dried up and a water diviner
succeeded in finding a source here on the Green.
By October 1900 the well was dug, pumping gear
installed and it remained in public use until the
advent of mains water in the 1920s. The Well is
said to be as deep as the church is high, at 95 feet.
The well-house was completed early in 1902,
renovated by the Parish Council in 2015 and
serves as an unusual but distinctive War Memorial.
 
Markings: None other.

Manufacturer: Unk, but the frame is identical to one at nearby Goathurst Common.

iden green iden green, 2016 Iden Green, Kent (the one near Benenden). Thanks to Paul Snelling for the photos on the far left and on the right. The stone trough carries the inscription: iden green
1837
VICTORIA
1897
Under the roof the rafters are inscribed:
THE+QUEEN'S+WELL
1837+JUBILEE+1887
FEAR+GOD
HONOUR+THE+KING
 And there's also a notice board with the instruction:
 THIS WELL
is for Domestic Supply ONLY
is not to be used for

ENGINES or TEAMS
Markings: None other.

Manufacturer: Unk.

leigh A smart pump under a tiled wooden shelter in Leigh, Kent. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul. A nearby inscription, framed by four oak leaves, reads:
This Pumphouse
was restored for
the Millennium
by
the Leigh Parish
Council and Leigh
Historical Society
Markings: Flag, "3 IN" and "Made in England".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

lenham Lenham, Kent. Thanks to Kent Photo Archive for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

leybourne A very substantial stone pump at Leybourne, Kent, complete with a compound handle. The cast iron spout looks in surprisingly good condition and it has a short chain hanging on one side, possibly (when somewhat longer) used to hold a drinking cup. Photos supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul. The stone housing carries an inscription which, sadly, is now showing signs of deterioration: leybourne
 DRINK WEARY PILGRIM
DRINK AND PRAY
FOR LIVING WATERS
THEY ONLY THEY
CAN SATISFY EAR[TH'S]
SONS AND DAUGHTERS

---------
1859
--------
Next to the pump is a modern notice proclaiming:
WARNING
WATER IN THIS PUMP
IS NOW UNFIT
TO DRINK
F.MARGARET WEEKES
CLERK, LEYBOURNE PARISH COUNCIL
The pump was erected over an existing well by the then owner of the local grange, Sir Joseph Henry Hawley Bt (1814-1875), who was also at one time High Sheriff of Kent. He bred successful racehorses and after one of them, "Beadsman", won The Derby in 1858, he used much of his winnings to improve the estate. The pump remained in use until mains water was introduced to the village in 1921.
Markings: None other.

Manufacturer: Unk.

lyminge Lyminge, Kent. Photos supplied by Roger Howse and Dick Stewart - thanks, both. The pump sits above a 7th century holy well - Queen Ethelberga's Well - and closer inspection at the level of the well reveals the rusted remains of the operating rod. The point at which it emerges from the pump top can be seen, but the downpipe is long gone. Records state that a chain pump was installed in 1898, but the remains to be seen today are certainly not those of a chain pump.

Markings: "PATENTED 1877" on the cap.

Manufacturer: Unk.
lyminge lyminge

lympne At Lympne Castle, Lympne, Kent. Photo supplied by Simon Cowper-Smith - thanks, Simon.

Markings: Can't quite make it out, but there's a maker's nameplate on the opposite side of the barrel.

Manufacturer: Possibly Paragon, i.e., a latter day Lee Howl.

maidstone Most unusual - an Irish-manufactured pump down an alleyway in Maidstone, Kent. Thanks to Paul Snelling for the photos.

Markings: "DUTHIE LARGE & Co, ATHY".

Manufacturer: Duthie Large & Co of Athy, Co. Kildare.
maidstone

marden This formal pump on Albion Rd., Marden, Kent, used to be in the centre of the village. The water was found to be contaminated in 1907 and the pump was removed to the front of the old Workhouse, on the site of which The Allens stands today. Read more. The iron casing shows a number of piercings and an old photogrpah shows that it used to carry a subsidiary spout and bowl on one side, from which to drink. Thanks to Paul Snelling for the photos. It carries the inscription: marden marden
ERECTED BY
THE

PARISH COUNCIL
1899
Markings: "J. WARNER AND SONS LD LONDON".

Manufacturer: J. Warner of London.

minster Outside what was once the White Horse at Minster, Kent (the one near the airport).

Markings: "Warners Patent" on handle fulcrum and "Warners London" on cap.

Manufacturer: J. Warner of London.

ospringe Ospringe, Kent.

Markings: None seen.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Rolvenden, Kent See separate page.

Sandwich, Kent See separate page.

shadoxhurst Cast iron-clad pump at Shadoxhurst, Kent. Thanks to Paul Snelling for the photos.

Markings: The cast iron casing carries the name "J.U.Bugler Ashford 1887", and the counterweight displays the number "40" .

Manufacturer: J. U. Bugler, of Ashford, Kent.
shadoxhurst

shorne Shorne, Kent. Thanks to Dave Harris for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

smarden Wooden-cased lead pump under a moss-covered tiled roof at Smarden, Kent. Photo supplied by Simon Cowper-Smith - thanks, Simon.

Markings: On the lead tank, a star either side of the spout, and above it the date 1897.

Manufacturer: Unk.

st. michaels, 2016 A formal pump by the village sign at St. Michaels, Kent, has a replacement handle which was made locally. Thanks to Keith Sharp for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Temple Ewell, Kent See separate page.

tenterden A large formal pump at Tenterden, Kent. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk, but it's very similar to models supplied by Owens.

Throwley, Kent See separate page.

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Trottiscliffe, Kent.

Markings: Not fully discernible in the photo, but the word in the diagonal is almost certainly "terpo".

Manufacturer: Unk.

West Malling, Kent See separate page.

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The pump by the back door of Quebec House (NT), Westerham, Kent.

Markings: "IDS and 1792" on the lead tank, and some decorative motifs.

Manufacturer: Unk.

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A chain pump in a field at Bate's Gill, near Wittersham, Kent.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.

woodchurch A magnificent pump at Woodchurch, Kent. Photos supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul.

Markings: Just the date - 1878.

Manufacturer: Unk.
woodchurch

wouldham A barrel pump in Wouldham, Kent. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul.

Markings: The pump carries the name "Ohio", and below this a possible "4".

Manufacturer: There is an Ohio Pump Co in Salem, Ohio, USA, but no proof that they made this pump.

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